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Worldwide Web Crawls
Worldwide Web Crawls
collection
627,441
ITEMS
13.5B
VIEWS
collection
eye 13.5B
Wide crawls of the Internet conducted by Internet Archive. Please visit the Wayback Machine to explore archived web sites. Since September 10th, 2010, the Internet Archive has been running Worldwide Web Crawls of the global web, capturing web elements, pages, sites and parts of sites. Each Worldwide Web Crawl was initiated from one or more lists of URLs that are known as "Seed Lists". Descriptions of the Seed Lists associated with each crawl may be provided as part of the metadata for...
Live Web Proxy Crawls
Live Web Proxy Crawls
collection
108,893
ITEMS
7.9B
VIEWS
collection
eye 7.9B
Content crawled via the Wayback Machine Live Proxy mostly by the Save Page Now feature on web.archive.org. Liveweb proxy is a component of Internet Archive’s wayback machine project. The liveweb proxy captures the content of a web page in real time, archives it into a ARC or WARC file and returns the ARC/WARC record back to the wayback machine to process. The recorded ARC/WARC file becomes part of the wayback machine in due course of time.
Survey Crawls
Survey Crawls
collection
100,903
ITEMS
8.2B
VIEWS
collection
eye 8.2B
Survey crawls are run about twice a year, on average, and attempt to capture the content of the front page of every web host ever seen by the Internet Archive since 1996.
Topic: survey crawls
collection
eye 1.3B
Wide17 was seeded with the "Total Domains" list of 256,796,456 URLs provided by  Domains Index   on June 26th, and crawled with max-hops set to "3" and de-duplication set "on".   
collection
eye 1.8B
The seed for Wide00014 was: - Slash pages from every domain on the web: -- a list of domains using Survey crawl seeds -- a list of domains using Wide00012 web graph -- a list of domains using Wide00013 web graph - Top ranked pages (up to a max of 100) from every linked-to domain using the Wide00012 inter-domain navigational link graph -- a ranking of all URLs that have more than one incoming inter-domain link (rank was determined by number of incoming links using Wide00012 inter domain links)...
Survey Crawl Number 8
collection
8,758
ITEMS
771.5M
VIEWS
collection
eye 771.5M
collection
eye 1.6B
The seed for this crawl was a list of every host in the Wayback Machine This crawl was run at a level 1 (URLs including their embeds, plus the URLs of all outbound links including their embeds) The WARC files associated with this crawl are not currently available to the general public.
collection
eye 919.8M
Web wide crawl number 16 The seed list for Wide00016 was made from the join of the top 1 million domains from CISCO and the top 1 million domains from Alexa.
collection
eye 1.1B
Web wide crawl.
GDELT
GDELT
collection
57,656
ITEMS
859.3M
VIEWS
collection
eye 859.3M
A daily crawl of more than 200,000 home pages of news sites, including the pages linked from those home pages. Site list provided by The GDELT Project
Topics: GDELT, News
collection
eye 934M
The seeds for this crawl came from: 251 million Domains that had at least one link from a different domain in the Wayback Machine, across all time ~ 300 million Domains that we had in the Wayback, across all time 55,945,067 Domains from https://archive.org/details/wide00016 This crawl was run with a Heritrix setting of "maxHops=0" (URLs including their embeds) The WARC files associated with this crawl are not currently available to the general public.
Wide Crawl Number 12 - started March, 14th 2015
Wide Crawl Number 12 - started March, 14th 2015
collection
49,621
ITEMS
1B
VIEWS
collection
eye 1B
Web wide crawl with initial seedlist and crawler configuration from January 2015.
Wide Crawl started April 2013
Wide Crawl started April 2013
collection
25,035
ITEMS
1.1B
VIEWS
collection
eye 1.1B
Web wide crawl with initial seedlist and crawler configuration from April 2013.
collection
eye 1.1B
The seed for this crawl was a list of every host in the Wayback Machine This crawl was run at a level 1 (URLs including their embeds, plus the URLs of all outbound links including their embeds) The WARC files associated with this crawl are not currently available to the general public.
Wide Crawl started June 2014
Wide Crawl started June 2014
collection
45,341
ITEMS
991.3M
VIEWS
collection
eye 991.3M
Web wide crawl with initial seedlist and crawler configuration from June 2014.
Survey Crawl Number 7
Survey Crawl Number 7
collection
6,605
ITEMS
657.4M
VIEWS
collection
eye 657.4M
This "Survey" crawl was started on Feb. 24, 2018. This crawl was run with a Heritrix setting of "maxHops=0" (URLs including their embeds) Survey 7 is based on a seed list of 339,249,218 URLs which is all the URLs in the Wayback Machine that we saw a 200 response code from in 2017 based on a query we ran on Feb. 1st, 2018.   The WARC files associated with this crawl are not currently available to the general public.
Wikipedia Outlinks March 2016
Wikipedia Outlinks March 2016
collection
27,594
ITEMS
665.8M
VIEWS
collection
eye 665.8M
Crawl of outlinks from wikipedia.org started March, 2016. These files are currently not publicly accessible. Properties of this collection. It has been several years since the last time we did this. For this collection, several things were done: 1. Turned off duplicate detection. This collection will be complete, as there is a good chance we will share the data, and sharing data with pointers to random other collections, is a complex problem. 2. For the first time, did all the different wikis....
collection
eye 861.5M
The seed for this crawl was a list of every host in the Wayback Machine This crawl was run at a level 1 (URLs including their embeds, plus the URLs of all outbound links including their embeds) The WARC files associated with this crawl are not currently available to the general public.
Wide Crawl Number 13
Wide Crawl Number 13
collection
46,050
ITEMS
740.8M
VIEWS
collection
eye 740.8M
Web Wide Crawl Number 13
Wayback Indexes
Wayback Indexes
collection
554
ITEMS
937.9M
VIEWS
collection
eye 937.9M
Wayback indexes. This data is currently not publicly accessible.
Wide Crawl started August 2013
Wide Crawl started August 2013
collection
21,932
ITEMS
728.7M
VIEWS
collection
eye 728.7M
Web wide crawl with initial seedlist and crawler configuration from August 2013.
collection
eye 629.1M
The seed for this crawl was a list of every host in the Wayback Machine This crawl was run at a level 1 (URLs including their embeds, plus the URLs of all outbound links including their embeds) The WARC files associated with this crawl are not currently available to the general public.
Wide Crawl started January 2012
Wide Crawl started January 2012
collection
30,373
ITEMS
633.7M
VIEWS
collection
eye 633.7M
Web wide crawl with initial seedlist and crawler configuration from January 2012 using HQ software.
Wide Crawl started February 2014
Wide Crawl started February 2014
collection
9,806
ITEMS
457.6M
VIEWS
collection
eye 457.6M
Web wide crawl with initial seedlist and crawler configuration from February 2014.
collection
eye 545.3M
The seed for this crawl was a list of every host in the Wayback Machine This crawl was run at a level 1 (URLs including their embeds, plus the URLs of all outbound links including their embeds) The WARC files associated with this crawl are not currently available to the general public.
Wide Crawl started April 2012
Wide Crawl started April 2012
collection
39,279
ITEMS
557.3M
VIEWS
collection
eye 557.3M
Web wide crawl with initial seedlist and crawler configuration from April 2012.
Host Screen Captures
Host Screen Captures
collection
17,413
ITEMS
100.9M
VIEWS
collection
eye 100.9M
Screen captures of hosts discovered during wide crawls. This data is currently not publicly accessible.
.com survey started January 2011
.com survey started January 2011
collection
2,535
ITEMS
414M
VIEWS
collection
eye 414M
Survey crawl of .com domains started January 2011.
Topic: webcrawl
Wide Crawl started October 2010
Wide Crawl started October 2010
collection
15,839
ITEMS
426.2M
VIEWS
collection
eye 426.2M
Web wide crawl with initial seedlist and crawler configuration from October 2010
Wide Crawl Started January 2013
Wide Crawl Started January 2013
collection
15,157
ITEMS
411.5M
VIEWS
collection
eye 411.5M
Wide crawls of the Internet conducted by Internet Archive. Access to content is restricted. Please visit the Wayback Machine to explore archived web sites.
Survey Crawl Number 9
collection
561
ITEMS
122.2M
VIEWS
collection
eye 122.2M
collection
eye 287.1M
The seed for this crawl was a list of every host in the Wayback Machine This crawl was run at a level 1 (URLs including their embeds, plus the URLs of all outbound links including their embeds) The WARC files associated with this crawl are not currently available to the general public.
Wide Crawl started October 2011
Wide Crawl started October 2011
collection
12,648
ITEMS
384.2M
VIEWS
collection
eye 384.2M
Web wide crawl with initial seedlist and crawler configuration from March 2011 using HQ software.
Wide Crawl started September 2012
Wide Crawl started September 2012
collection
22,423
ITEMS
406.1M
VIEWS
collection
eye 406.1M
Web wide crawl with initial seedlist and crawler configuration from September 2012.
Wide Crawl started March 2011
Wide Crawl started March 2011
collection
8,528
ITEMS
358.9M
VIEWS
collection
eye 358.9M
Web wide crawl with initial seedlist and crawler configuration from March 2011. This uses the new HQ software for distributed crawling by Kenji Nagahashi. What’s in the data set: Crawl start date: 09 March, 2011 Crawl end date: 23 December, 2011 Number of captures: 2,713,676,341 Number of unique URLs: 2,273,840,159 Number of hosts: 29,032,069 The seed list for this crawl was a list of Alexa’s top 1 million web sites, retrieved close to the crawl start date. We used Heritrix (3.1.1-SNAPSHOT)...
Around The World Crawl
Around The World Crawl
collection
2,150
ITEMS
337.7M
VIEWS
collection
eye 337.7M
Data crawled by Sloan Foundation on behalf of Internet Archive
Wikipedia Outlinks February 2012
Wikipedia Outlinks February 2012
collection
2,951
ITEMS
283.4M
VIEWS
collection
eye 283.4M
Crawl of outlinks from wikipedia.org started February, 2012. These files are currently not publicly accessible.
International News Crawls
International News Crawls
collection
7,496
ITEMS
187.8M
VIEWS
collection
eye 187.8M
Crawls of International News Sites
End of Term Web Crawls
End of Term Web Crawls
collection
31,840
ITEMS
90.7M
VIEWS
by IA
collection
eye 90.7M
This collection includes web crawls of the Federal Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches of government performed at the end of US presidential terms of office.
Topics: web, end of term, US, federal government
Hackernews crawl number 0
collection
6,164
ITEMS
133.6M
VIEWS
collection
eye 133.6M
Hacker News Crawl of their links.
Wikipedia Outlinks May 2011
Wikipedia Outlinks May 2011
collection
1,638
ITEMS
139.2M
VIEWS
collection
eye 139.2M
Crawl of outlinks from wikipedia.org started May, 2011. These files are currently not publicly accessible.
Collections News Crawls v3
Collections News Crawls v3
collection
5,364
ITEMS
91.7M
VIEWS
by ximm@archive.org
collection
eye 91.7M
Miscellaneous high-value news sites 
Topics: World news, US news, news
Shallow Crawls
Shallow Crawls
collection
1,042
ITEMS
138.7M
VIEWS
collection
eye 138.7M
Shallow crawls that collect content 1 level deep including embeds. This data is currently not publicly accessible.
Wayback CDX Shards
Wayback CDX Shards
collection
1,214
ITEMS
118.3M
VIEWS
collection
eye 118.3M
CDX Index shards for the Wayback Machine. The Wayback Machine works by looking for historic URL's based on a query. This is done by searching an index of all the web objects (pages, images, etc) that have been archived over the years. This collection holds the index used for this purpose, which is broken up into 300 pieces so they fit into items more naturally and distribute the lookup load. Each of these 300 pieces is stored in at least 2 items, and then those are also stored on the backup...
Live Web Proxy Crawls
web
eye 14.1M
favorite 0
comment 0
Wikipedia Outlinks July 2011
Wikipedia Outlinks July 2011
collection
1,011
ITEMS
96.8M
VIEWS
collection
eye 96.8M
Crawl of outlinks from wikipedia.org started July, 2011. These files are currently not publicly accessible.
Geocities Closing Crawl
Geocities Closing Crawl
collection
149
ITEMS
73.7M
VIEWS
collection
eye 73.7M
Geocities crawl performed by Internet Archive. This data is currently not publicly accessible. from Wikipedia : Yahoo! GeoCities is a Web hosting service. GeoCities was originally founded by David Bohnett and John Rezner in late 1994 as Beverly Hills Internet (BHI), and by 1999 GeoCities was the third-most visited Web site on the World Wide Web. In its original form, site users selected a "city" in which to place their Web pages. The "cities" were metonymously named after...
Youtube Videos
Youtube Videos
collection
579,121
ITEMS
63M
VIEWS
collection
eye 63M
Captures of pages from YouTube. Currently these are discovered by searching for YouTube links on Twitter.
Topics: YouTube, Twitter, Video
End Of Term 2020 Web Crawls
collection
9,599
ITEMS
3.2M
VIEWS
collection
eye 3.2M
survey_00010
web
eye 4.4M
favorite 0
comment 0
"Internet Archive crawldata from feed-driven by 1.2 million top ranked domains from data.domainrank.io - captured by crawl423.us.archive.org:survey_00010 from Mon May 11 14:14:43 PDT 2020 to Mon May 11 09:09:55 PDT 2020."
Topics: survey_00010, crawldata
COM Survey Crawl 2009-2010
COM Survey Crawl 2009-2010
collection
729
ITEMS
64.2M
VIEWS
collection
eye 64.2M
COM survey crawl data collected by Internet Archive in 2009-2010. This data is currently not publicly accessible.
Shallow Crawl Started 2013
Shallow Crawl Started 2013
collection
252
ITEMS
55.7M
VIEWS
collection
eye 55.7M
Shallow crawl started 2013 that collects content 1 level deep, including embeds. Access to content is restricted. Please visit the Wayback Machine to explore archived web sites.
Shallow Crawl Started 2013
Shallow Crawl Started 2013
collection
544
ITEMS
55.5M
VIEWS
collection
eye 55.5M
Shallow crawl started 2013 that collects content 1 level deep, including embeds. Access to content is restricted. Please visit the Wayback Machine to explore archived web sites.
survey_net00000
survey_net00000
collection
300
ITEMS
48.6M
VIEWS
collection
eye 48.6M
Survey crawl of .net domains started December 2010.
Topic: webcrawl
Live Web Proxy Crawls
web
eye 9.1M
favorite 0
comment 0
End of Term 2016 Web Crawls
End of Term 2016 Web Crawls
collection
19,084
ITEMS
29.9M
VIEWS
collection
eye 29.9M
This collection contains web crawls performed as part of the End of Term Web Archive, a collaborative project that aims to preserve the U.S. federal government web presence at each change of administration. Content includes publicly-accessible government websites hosted on .gov, .mil, and relevant non-.gov domains, as well as government social media materials. The web archiving was performed in the Fall and Winter of 2016 and Spring of 2017. For more information, see...
Topics: end of term, federal government, 2016, president, congress, government data
nsdlweb
collection
91
ITEMS
41.3M
VIEWS
collection
eye 41.3M
this data is currently not publicly accessible.
Live Web Proxy Crawls
web
eye 1.4M
favorite 0
comment 0
Collections news crawls v2
collection
820
ITEMS
33.4M
VIEWS
by ximm@archive.org
collection
eye 33.4M
Live Web Proxy Crawls
web
eye 2.3M
favorite 0
comment 0
ORG Survey Crawls
ORG Survey Crawls
collection
191
ITEMS
28M
VIEWS
collection
eye 28M
Survey of .org domains. This data is currently not publicly accessible.
International News Crawl started in September 2010
International News Crawl started in September 2010
collection
1,083
ITEMS
32.6M
VIEWS
collection
eye 32.6M
Crawl of International News Sites with initial seedlist and crawler configuration from Sep 1, 2010.
End of Term 2012 Web Crawls
End of Term 2012 Web Crawls
collection
2,383
ITEMS
28.8M
VIEWS
collection
eye 28.8M
This collection contains web crawls performed on the US Federal Executive, Legislative & Judicial branches of government in 2012-2013.
Topics: end of term, US, Federal government, 2012, Obama
Live Web Proxy Crawls
web
eye 1M
favorite 0
comment 0
Live Web Proxy Crawls
web
eye 1.2M
favorite 0
comment 0
Survey Crawl Number 7
web
eye 1.1M
favorite 0
comment 0
Internet Archive crawldata from Survey Webwide Crawl, captured by crawl-hq10.us.archive.org:survey from Sat Feb 24 04:16:28 PST 2018 to Fri Feb 23 20:23:38 PST 2018.
Topic: crawldata
Live Web Proxy Crawls
web
eye 907,516
favorite 0
comment 0
survey_net00001
collection
170
ITEMS
17.6M
VIEWS
collection
eye 17.6M
Survey crawl of .net domains started October 2011.
Topics: webwidecrawl, net
Edu & Gov Crawl, June 2010
Edu & Gov Crawl, June 2010
collection
704
ITEMS
17.2M
VIEWS
collection
eye 17.2M
TEST COLLECTION: Crawl of .edu and .gov sites started in June 2010.
Topic: crawldata
Wide Crawl Number 12 - started March, 14th 2015
web
eye 1.9M
favorite 0
comment 0
Internet Archive crawldata from Webwide Crawl, captured by crawl807.us.archive.org:wide from Sun Apr 12 19:21:57 PDT 2015 to Sun Apr 12 13:53:29 PDT 2015.
Topic: crawldata
Wide Crawl Number 12 - started March, 14th 2015
web
eye 1.9M
favorite 0
comment 0
Internet Archive crawldata from Webwide Crawl, captured by crawl455.us.archive.org:wide from Tue Apr 7 19:51:27 PDT 2015 to Tue Apr 7 17:53:22 PDT 2015.
Topic: crawldata
Wide Crawl Number 12 - started March, 14th 2015
web
eye 1.9M
favorite 0
comment 0
Internet Archive crawldata from Webwide Crawl, captured by crawl803.us.archive.org:wide from Sat Apr 11 18:59:00 PDT 2015 to Sat Apr 11 13:22:26 PDT 2015.
Topic: crawldata
Wide Crawl Number 12 - started March, 14th 2015
web
eye 1.8M
favorite 0
comment 0
Internet Archive crawldata from Webwide Crawl, captured by crawl422.us.archive.org:wide from Tue Apr 7 18:33:46 PDT 2015 to Tue Apr 7 15:33:03 PDT 2015.
Topic: crawldata
Live Web Proxy Crawls
web
eye 3.2M
favorite 0
comment 0
End Of Term 2016 Pre-Inauguration Crawls
End Of Term 2016 Pre-Inauguration Crawls
collection
4,693
ITEMS
11.1M
VIEWS
collection
eye 11.1M
This collection contains web crawls performed as the pre-inauguration crawl for part of the End of Term Web Archive, a collaborative project that aims to preserve the U.S. federal government web presence at each change of administration. Content includes publicly-accessible government websites hosted on .gov, .mil, and relevant non-.gov domains, as well as government social media materials. The web archiving was performed in the Fall and Winter of 2016 to capture websites prior to the January...
Topics: end of term, federal government, 2016, president, congress